Sunday, September 7, 2008

Money Monday - An Easy, Fun Way to Make Some Extra Cash!


A friend of mine introduced me to an up-and-coming site called ChaCha. You may have heard of them. They are a texting service that answers any question you may have. The company has been around for a few years, but it made it's debut at the Sundance Festival in January and has really picked up speed since then!

So how does the making money part work? Well, here's the deal...

You can sign up to be a ChaCha guide (someone who answers the questions asked) and you get paid per question (10-20 cents). Sounds easy, right? Well, it IS easy! And fun! I can't believe how much I've learned already!

There is a somewhat lengthy "interview" process (about 2 hours total over a few days), but from all I can tell they don't really turn anyone down unless they are a complete dud. I mean, you can take the test as many times as you want until you succeed. Sounds like a no-fail plan to me!

Sooooo....

If you want to give this a try, PLEASE put down my email address (fluud7@yahoo.com) on the sign-up page under your referral. I will earn 10% of everything you make! Well, I mean....you will make the regular amount but I'll make an additional 10%. And everyone you refer will earn you an additional 10%! Good deal, right? I know!

My friend who referred me said that she does this for 1-2 hours each evening. Last month, she made $500! I am excited to see how quickly my earnings add up!

Now, I don't want to sound like some gimmick TV show here. There is work involved. You must have a working knowledge of internet search engines. You must answer each question in less than 10 minutes. But if it's time you're going to spend at the computer anyway, why not give it a try?

If you're interested, click here to fill out an application to become a guide. And remember....I would really appreciate it if you put down my email address (fluud7@yahoo.com) under your referral. :)

6 comments:

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

Actually, I am a complete dud. I don't think you can take the test as many times until you succeed. My timed test wouldn't load the next page and then my internet browser got stuck and ding - didn't finish on time and I was not "chosen". And my account was suspended. Obviously not meant to be for me. But still a great idea for others.

icunursemicki said...

just finished the first step with you as my referral :) thanks!!!

Susan said...

Hi, I’m actually a member of ChaCha and I just wanted to correct you. You can only take the test one time. If you don’t pass you can not re-take the test. You could however be considered for a different position in the future. (I'm not completely sure how that works though, as I did pass my test). And yes there are people who do not pass the test. When I first joined and was reading the message board, quite a few people were complaining they didn’t pass, I think they need more people now, so they may be more lenient in their decision.

Heidi Stone said...

SUSAN: Apparently, I was misinformed. Thanks for correcting me! :)

Susan said...

And I just want to also add...the average person will not make $500 a month...and definitely not working only 1-2 hr a day...its just not possible...I would say the average person could make between $2-$4/hr (if they keep up the $0.20 pay per question, which means you must complete 200 questions a week and maintain 95% or more accuracy). I don’t know the new rules for new members, but I believe new members start out at $0.10 per question, meaning about $1-$2/hr. I just wanted people to get a realistic view of what they job actually is.

Lindsey said...

I heard about this at the baby shower and was really interested when I heard she made $500! After reading Susan's comment though, I'm not as eager to try it. Let me know how it goes for you after a couple of weeks. Maybe then I'll give it a shot. It would be nice to make a little extra cash, but not $1/2 an hour.